Throughout 2015 to date, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has
continued to advance its ambitious agenda, checked only by Congress and judicial
review. Drastic new NLRB election rules to facilitate union organizing,
prosecution of new doctrines to reverse decades of precedent, and game-changing
regulatory proposals from the Department of Labor, all continue to unfold.
Against this backdrop, we submit this mid-year summary of the most important
labor law issues to watch as we head into the last six months of another active
year in labor-management relations.
Will the courts uphold the new expedited election
Will the NLRB adopt a new joint-employer standard?
How far can the NLRB push Specialty
Healthcare to facilitate organizing?
Will the Department of Labor revive its efforts to
restrict employer response to union organizing by revising the persuader rule?
What impact will the “blacklisting” regulations
have on government contracting?
Will the NLRB undermine state right-to-work laws?
Are works councils the answer to labor’s organizing
Will the rate of union representation petitions
filed, and the speed of elections, continue to increase while the new election
rules are in effect?
Will the NLRB finally address whether
student-athletes are employees?
Are unions becoming “cool” and will there be an app
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This mid-year summary originally appeared as a June 30, 2015, post on our
widely read Labor Relations
Today blog, which offers analysis, resources and commentary on developments
in traditional labor law.